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This week, I thought I’d revert back to something fairly straight-forward and not overwhelm you with everything British. I know, some of you can’t wait for more British snacks – maybe soon! 😉
For this Tuesday, I decided to pick on something else we all know and love – movies! If you’re anything like me, movie night simply isn’t complete without dramatic lighting and an array of snacks to share. What’s your go to movie snack? Let me know know in the comments!
And now… on with the show!
My Top Ten Favourite Movies
1. 50 First Dates
Ooh ho, you thought this was going to be filthy, didn’t ya? Nope! I’m an absolute sucker for this movie, and I shamelessly rescued a DVD copy from a charity shop. There’s something incredibly heart-warming about this film. It shows the trials and tribulations of overcoming hardship and supporting someone with a neurological disorder (my grandmother had Alzheimer’s Disease), as well as the struggles and funny moments of life and love with a disability. Love it!
Henry: Do you have any idea who I am?
Henry: No. That sucks.
2. Preaching To The Perverted
Whether you’re like-minded or just open-minded, Preaching To The Perverted is a must-see. Set in 1980’s London, the film details the British government’s ploy to oust residential Mistress Tanya Cheex (Guinevere Turner) by planting a IT technician mole (Christian Anholt) to record the deviances that go on behind closed doors. What ensues is a mix of humour, sexual awakening and personal development. What are you waiting for? Grab your popcorn, take control of the remote and give it a go!
Tanya: Prove yourself or leave us for good
Peter: I won’t inflict pain.
Tanya: Well if you won’t inflict it… Eugenie, do you have a pony?
Eugenie: (smiles wickedly) No, Mistress.
3. True Lies
I could not complete this list without putting this Arnie classic on here, and for me, it has to go somewhere towards the top. When I was a little girl, I so wanted to be a spy, to the point that I staged a late-night kidnap and interrogation of my brother and his army-loving friend – balaclavas and all! Based on the original Mr & Mrs Smith, there’s no denyng that this movie is a delightful mix of class, action, family love and pure sex appeal. It’s questionable in places (a horse in an elevator? Really?) but you can easily overlook it. True Lies never gets old.
Helen: Is it (the truth serum) working?
Harry: I don’t know, ask me something that I’d normally lie about.
Helen: Are we going to die?
Helen: (Panicstricken) I’d say it’s working.
4. Fifty Shades Darker
At first, I was going to put Freed in at number four, but when I thought about it, Darker kind of took the lead. For me, Darker shows how kinky couples often need to renegotiate the terms of their existing relationship in order to make it work, it also demonstrates the need for dialogue when things go wrong. Whilst this movie focuses on some of the challenges between Christian and Ana’s first meet and their wedding, it also shows a more ‘real’ view of life, stresses and struggles in a BDSM relationship. Okay, so not everyone deals with helicopter crashes and gun-toting ex girlfriends, but hey, it’s a movie. We’d never watch a movie again if they were all true to life!
Anastasia: Why didn’t you tell me that?
Christian: I did. But you were asleep at the time.
Anastasia: Okay, well, um… generally, a key part of good communication is that both parties be conscious
It just wouldn’t be a movie list without a dash of Disney, would it? I’ve written about my love for this film here, but even without it, Moana still deserves a mention. Based on Polynesian mythology, Moana tells the story of a young girl (Moana) who sets on an adventure to put right past wrongs on the island of Te Hiti, With an impressive performance from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, too boot!
Grandma Tala: There is nowhere you could go that I won’t be with you.
If you’re of a … like-minded disposition, then you knew that this one had to be up there. It’s classic, its fun, it’s sexy, it’s naughty, it’s a whole lot of things. From an intro track that is both sultry and suggestive to quips guaranteed to leave you smiling, this office romance concludes unlike any other. After Lee Holloway Maggie Gyllenhaal) suffers a mental breakdown, only Mr E.. Edward-Grey can find the right role for her. It’s not quite Fifty Shades, but it’s still worth a watch.
Mr Edward Grey: Do you really wanna be my secretary?
Lee Holloway: Yes, I do.
Mr Grey: This isn’t just about typos, tapes, staples and pencils, is it, Lee?
Lee: No Sir.
Mr Grey: What?
Lee: No, Sir.
7. A Dangerous Method
If you’re a psychology aficionado like I am, this film is a must. Set before The Great War, it shares the intense working relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, as well as the extramarital relationship between Jung and his patient-turned-partner, Sabrina Speilrein. Romantic, historical and fascinating to watch. For number seven on my list, I do go on about it rather a lot!
Carl: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable, just to be able to go on living.
8. Con Air
Let’s get back for some action now, and where else than with Con Air? This Nicholas Cage action-packed movie features the story of pre-release US prisoner, Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage), who is unintentionally caught up in the seige of The Jailbird, a fictional prisoner aircraft hijacked by Cyrus “the Virus” Grissom (john Malkovich). From adventure to quick-quips and feel good moments, this movie is one to watch. Rumour also has it that I could succeed on Mastermind with my knowledge of this film 😉
Favourite Quote (because I use it from time to time!):
Cameron Poe: (sees a car hanging behind a low-flying plane) On any other day, that might seem strange.
9. Dirty Dancing
Seriously? Who doesn’t love a bit of Johnny Castle and Francis Houseman?! This iconically 80’s musical has been a part of my relationship with Matt from very early on. No synopsis required, I think we all know and love this film!
Fun fact: My beloved late father was a dance teacher in his youth. He used to teach routines from Grease, Night Fever and yep, even Dirty Dancing!
Baby: Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”
10. You’ve Got Mail
Last but not least on my top movies list is this Tom Hanks classic, which uses the premise of a shared hobby to attract the attention of the opposite sex – in this case, writing! Two bookstore opponents strike up a virtual penpal friendship in which they share the highs and lows of their quest to find true love. In true Hanks fashion, this film is full of sweet moments and relatable humour. It’s an oldie, but a goldie!
Joe: Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.
That’s it from me! How many of these movies have you seen? What does your Top Ten movies list look like? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,
Stay safe & have fun,